GSN Spirited News: July 13th 2021 Edition

Houston, Texas-based Yellow Rose Distilling has launched Harris County High Rye Bourbon. The 46% abv whiskey is distilled from a mash that includes 25% rye and matured for 30 months before bottling. All grains used in Harris County’s production are sourced from Texas. The new whiskey joins Premium American, Rye, and Outlaw Bourbon, alongside limited releases, in the distillery’s portfolio. Yellow Rose Harris County is rolling out this month in Texas, California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Florida through Southern Glazer’s and will retail for around $45 a 750-ml.

Bacardi rum is launching Bacardi Tropical, a limited-edition flavored expression. The new white rum boasts a flavor profile of pineapple, coconut, and guava. It’s made from a base of Bacardi white rum and infused with natural fruit flavors, ending up at 100 calories per ounce. Bacardi Tropical is at 35% abv and is available now for $13 a 750-ml on Drizly and at select retail locations nationwide for a limited time through the end of summer. It’s the eighth installment in Bacardi’s flavored lineup, which also includes Lime, Dragonberry, Raspberry, and Mango, among others.

Kentucky’s Blue Run Spirits has launched its 14-year-old Small Batch Bourbon in select retailers across the U.S. The whiskey (retailing at $200) is bottled at 56.5% abv and was approved by Jim Rutledge, Blue Run’s liquid advisor and former Four Roses distiller. Looking ahead, Blue Run is planning to launch a rye in September and a high-rye Bourbon in October as well as lay down their own Rutledge-distilled whiskey at Bardstown Bourbon Company.

Atlanta-based Blue Ridge Spirits & Wine Marketing has unveiled Fleur Charmante, a new French liqueur. Produced in the Saint Sauvant in the Saintonge area of France, Fleur Charmante is made with a maceration of blackcurrant, raspberry, and cherry fruits followed by a petite bouquet of natural violet, lavender, and jasmine essence. Currently distributed in Florida, Georgia, and New York with more states on the way, Fleur Charmante is 23% abv and retails at $37 off-premise and for $40 online.

Sonoma-based 3 Badge Beverage Corp has introduced Benjamin Chapman 4-Year Corn Whiskey. With a mashbill of 80% corn, 11% rye, and 9% malt, Chapman 4-year is an American whiskey bottled at 45% abv and retails at $36 a 750-ml. Aged four years in Bourbon-seasoned barrels, the new bottling joins a 7-year-old Canadian whiskey in the Benjamin Chapman portfolio.

Information courtesy of Shanken News Daily